Jane joined West Yorkshire Police in February 1988 and apart from my first two years and roughly ten months when I was promoted to Sergeant in 2002 she has spent all her service as a reactive detective. Jane worked in Huddersfield/Dewsbury/Leeds/Bradford and from January 2005 within the newly formed Homicide & Major Enquiry team (HMET) dealing with all aspects of major crime (Murder/Kidnap/Rape/CSE etc). She then worked in various roles on some of the most challenging and interesting cases in West Yorkshire, of note the Sharon Bechsnisky murder, the Shannon Matthews abduction and the Steven Griffiths, amongst many other challenging cases.
Jane transferred on secondment to the NCA in September 2014 as a Crime Investigative Support Officer within Crime Ops Support. Her current role is detailed below:
The role is to provide strategic and tactical advice to major and serious crime investigations being conducted by police forces or the NCA. This can involve providing investigative suggestions, linking the SIO in with peer support from around the country, advising regarding best practice and identifying and co-ordinating other specialist resources from within the NCA that may enhance an investigation. Having awareness of National Guidance and to have a particular interest in familial DNA, currently working on producing a new National Guidance.